About the show ///////////////////////////
How does the world look like when you are 20 years old and have your life ahead of you?
How do you see it when you are a dancer coming from Asia ?
What could be the future of dance in this part of the world, embodied by a young generation intensely living with its time and yet custodian of millenary traditions?
It it to these questions that South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn intends to seek answers, bringing together 5 young dancers born in 2000 - the year of the Dragon - and the dancers of her company based in Seoul.
"2020 is an important moment: the first generation born in the third millenium is becoming adult. At 20, body is changing fast. Mentalities too. It is an age where ideas - the one you inherit and the ones you build yourself - assert themselves to build a personality. Bringing together dancers from different countries, bringing together different bodies, my idea is to sketch a portrait of contemporary Asia and explore the dynamics running through dance practice in the region."
Choreography and artistic direction : Eun-Me Ahn
Music : Young-Gyu Jang
Costumes and set design : Eun-Me Ahn
Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company,
Coproduction : Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Yeongdeungpo Art Hall, Gwangmyeong Foundation for Arts and Culture, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, St Pölten Festspielhaus, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse N°1, ongoing search for partners...
Booking : Jean-Marie Chabot
Premiere on 24, 25 & 26th of July 2020, Yeongdeungpo Art Hall Séoul (KR) - dates to be confirmed
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist to Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Piece for 11 dancers
Estimated running time : 75'
Open Call For Auditions////////
Open call :
You are Asian and you were born in 2000?
You have great dancing skills and ideally (but not necessarily) some basis in traditional dance ?
You speak English and you are interested in being part of an exciting international project, meeting people and performing around the world ?
And more importantly : you are curious, ready to push boundaries and not afraid to get out of your comfort zone?
South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn is looking for dancers for the new production (premiere in July 2020) and international tours from 2020-21 season.
- 07 June - 03 Sept 2020 : rehearsals
- 04-06 September 2020 : Premiere in Seoul (dates to be confirmed)
- Mid September - mid November 2020 : international tours in Europe and Asia.
- Avril - mid June 2021 : international tour
A pre-selection will be made on video. The selected candidates will be invited to Seoul to audition (dates to be determined). Travel and living expenses will be covered by the company.
How to apply?
Send your application with a CV, photos (portrait and full photo) and a link to a video introducing yourself and showing your moves (maximum 5min) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eun-Me Ahn on Tour /////////////////////
21 Feb. 2020 : Théâtre de Liège, Festival Pays de Danse (BE) - North Korea Dance
03 March 2020 : Théâtre de Rungis (FR) - Let Me Change Your Name
06 March 2020 : L'Arsenal, Cité Musicale de Metz (FR) - North Korea Dance
10 March 2020 : Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey (CH) - North Korea Dance
17-18 March 2020 : MC2, Grenoble (FR) - North Korea Dance
21 March 2020 : MA-Scène Nationale, Montbéliard (FR)- North Korea Dance
27-28 March 2020 : Teatro Central, Séville (ES) - North Korea Dance
31 March 2020 : Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine (FR) - North Korea Dance
O3 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre de Villefranche, Villefranche sur Saône (FR) - North Korea Dance
14-17 Apr. 2020 : Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR) - North Korea Dance
23-24 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre Molière - Scène Nationale de Sète (FR) - North Korea Dance
28 Avr. 2020 : Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest (FR) - Dancing Grandmothers
02 May 2020 : Festival DDD, Porto (PT) - North Korea Dance
07-09 May 2020 : Dansenshus, Oslo (NO) - North Korea Dance